Congrats on your engagement! Are you ready to have the best time ever celebrating your love and starting a new chapter with your partner? I’m ready to capture all the perfect details and emotions while you’re soaking up the memories and partying with your friends and family. I’ll be jamming on the dance floor right along with you, camera in hand. And don’t worry, I’ll be rocking one of my signature bow ties while we become best friends and I snap the classic, timeless wedding photos you’ll treasure forever. Telling your love story is what I do best.

Connecticut + Destination Wedding Photographer

The Schwalbs Photography 
Wedding Experience

Wedding Guide
Engagement session
Coverage for your day 
Online gallery 

Packages start at 2000

Elopements

Wedding guide
Engagement session
Two photographers
Full-day coverage
Online gallery

Packages start at 4000

Weddings

Let's Chat

Are You Ready To Make Magic?

My favorite part of a wedding day is when the love of your life starts walking down the aisle. And I firmly believe sunset wedding photos are the most magical. I’m also obsessed with details, so you can bet I’ll capture every floral arrangement and piece of décor so you’ll always remember those special little touches.

Book your proposal

I want to be there to document every moment! 

Proposals feel like a blur – the nerves, the excitement, the overwhelming joy – it’s amazing to experience. But then a lot of couples don’t actually remember what happened…

Give your fiancé the best gift when you book me to photograph your entire proposal experience. From the anticipation, to the big question, to the celebration – these are photos that you’ll be so glad you have!

Bonus: I’m great at hiding (they’ll never know I’m there!) and always up for traveling. So whether you’re proposing somewhere local or at Disney World (it is the happiest place on Earth), I’ll be there capturing every perfect moment.

Planning a Surprise Proposal?!

Engagement sessions are one of the most important elements of your wedding photography package! I gift every wedding couple an engagement session when they book with me because I know how important they are. Not only is being engaged a magical season in your life, it’s also the perfect time to get to know your photographer, learn how to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, and put in the practice that will help your wedding day photos look so much more natural and relaxed. These sessions are romantic and playful, plus you’ll get beautiful photos to remember this unique moment in time. 


Do I need an Engagement Session?

WANT TO CHAT ABOUT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?

I love telling your love story.

I want you to feel comfortable in front of my camera and know you are accepted and celebrated here, no matter what.

Everyone is welcome here.

Love is Love

Let's Travel!

Hawaii • Paris • Spain • Greece • South Carolina • Israel

Feeling adventurous or planning a wedding in one of these spots? Let’s make magic happen! I’ve got a special rate available for these special locations.

Places I'd love to shoot

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I include a complimentary engagement session (you’re welcome!) with every wedding package. This session is the best way for us to get to know each other and for you two to get comfortable in front of the camera. You’ll be so much happier with your wedding photos when you know how to pose and how to follow my directions because we already practiced! Plus, these photos are a keepsake you’ll love looking back on to remember this season.

What About Engagement Sessions?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I’ve got a lot! 2 Nikon D750s, a Nikon D780, a new Nikon24-70, Sigma 50, Nikon35, Nikon85, Nikon105, 7 Nikon flashes, and alllll the memory cards you can imagine.

what equipment do you use?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Absolutely! I love traveling. I’ll tell your love story with classic, timeless photos whether you’re in Hartford, New York, Disney World, or Bali. I’ve got my bags packed and ready…where are we heading?!

do you travel for destination weddings?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I make this so easy. When you book with me, I’ll send you a style guide that lays out what you should wear and how to show up looking and feeling confident. I’ve got some great location suggestions, and we’ll work together to pick the spot that works best for you. I’ll make sure you feel like a pro!

how do i prepare for my engagement session?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Wedding dates book up quickly! I recommend reserving your wedding date at least 12 months in advance to make sure I’m available to capture your memories and celebrate with you on the dance floor!

how far in advance should i book you for my wedding?

Frequently Asked Questions

Trevor & Shealagh

This is the easiest review I have ever had to write! It was a 5 star experience from start to finish. As we all know this year was not easy but Justin was with us every step of the way. Whether it was to check in on me and my mental state or it was getting in touch with vendors for answers; He stuck by us and helped us make our day so beautiful. Our family and friends raved about Justin and the amazing job he did capturing our special day.

Justin provides a five star experience from start to finish!

Gabi

Justin is extremely professional to work with. He is very accommodating to your needs and how you would like to be photographed. He is extremely open to all ideas. Even if you are not comfortable in front of the camera he will make sure that you are. He truly is an amazing photographer to work with and I am so glad to have worked with him twice! Definitely will be using him again in the future!

I am so glad to have worked with Justin twice!

Steve & Sarah

We had different plans for our wedding to take place out of town, but COVID hit and our plans were completely upended. Justin stepped in and worked with us to make our modified park wedding amazing. He gave us guidance on vendors to use, did a last minute engagement/new puppy shoot, and took stunning photos of our wedding day. Justin made us feel heard and supported throughout the whole process.

We recommend that you use Justin anytime you need a photographer!